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17 days post bilateral PE caused bc pills. On xarelto, wondering if pain in lungs and anxiety is normal after? Also, heart palpitations?

17 days post bilateral PE caused bc pills. On xarelto, wondering if pain in lungs and anxiety is normal after? Also, heart palpitations?

Yes, if decreasing..: Sorry you had such a serious complication. Bilateral pulmonary embolism can be source of chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations. However, after two weeks these symptoms should be improving, getting less severe. If you notice any worsening, perhaps you should talk to your doctor to make sure.. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Over a few weeks- experiencing a hunger for air, like something is stopping my lungs expanding, heart palpitations, and a strange sensation in my head?

Over a few weeks- experiencing a hunger for air, like something is stopping my lungs expanding, heart palpitations, and a strange sensation in my head?

Probable anxiety: If these symptoms occur at rest but not with exertion, they may be due to anxiety. If, however, they occur with physical exertion then anxiety may not be the issue. Use this as a guideline and consult your physician accordingly. ...Read more

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Rx'd cefprozil and flovent for pos. Lung infection. Feeling worse after 8 days. Heart palpitations, no sleep. Side effect or anxiety? What to do?

Rx'd cefprozil and flovent for pos. Lung infection. Feeling worse after 8 days. Heart palpitations, no sleep. Side effect or anxiety? What to do?

See doctor: Its time for a recheck by your doctor. Your symptoms may be due side effects caused by Flovent and your doctotmay want to discontinue the drug. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations but with a normal heart rate for 3 weeks on and off. Can see heart beating in chest, and stomach.

Heart palpitations but with a normal heart rate for 3 weeks on and off. Can see heart beating in chest, and stomach.

It's okay: Heart palpitation in young/healthy individuals is usually benign. Often it represents a "skipped beat" or premature contraction. Being able to visualize your heart beating in your chest/stomach is common in thin individuals. If your palpitations continue or you pass out then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Been having chest pains and heart palpitations. Recently had a very severe episode of chest pain with temporary hearing loss and vision loss?

Been having chest pains and heart palpitations. Recently had a very severe episode of chest pain with temporary hearing loss and vision loss?

To the ER Now: Those combination of symptoms require a prompt medical evaluation.
The list of causes is broad and will require an ecg, labs, good neurological evaluation, and probably imaging of your head- ct or mri. ...Read more

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The past few months I've felt very different, chest pain near heart, heart palpitations, shortness breath, lightheaded? Healthy 29 year old male.

The past few months I've felt very different, chest pain near heart, heart palpitations, shortness breath, lightheaded? Healthy 29 year old male.

This warrants med: Eval. Although this might be associated with anxiety - medical causes must be ruled out. If you have not previously been evaluated for one of these episodes then chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath ; light headedness = emergency room (; don't drive yourself). ...Read more

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I've had gas in my chest on and off for over a week. Burping doesn't seem to help it and occasionally I get heart palpitations with it. Thoughts?

I've had gas in my chest on and off for over a week. Burping doesn't seem to help it and occasionally I get heart palpitations with it. Thoughts?

Exam: You must be examined, tested and diagnosed. I would also suggest an abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallbladder disease. Get an EKG and a Holter monitor. ...Read more

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(6 months) occasional tightness in my chest and heart palpitations. One week ago I had a strong palpitation and started sweating. Is this dangerous?

(6 months) occasional tightness in my chest and heart palpitations. One week ago I had a strong palpitation and started sweating. Is this dangerous?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com. MAGINEX/INDERAL/VERAPAMIL can be effective. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from heart palpitations and burning sensation in my chest occasionally when I sleep very late for a longue period (4 months) what to do?

I'm suffering from heart palpitations and burning sensation in my chest occasionally when I sleep very late for a longue period (4 months) what to do?

Palpitations: Palpitations should be worked up by evaluating your heart function, monitoring and thyroid profile. It is unclear from your complaint if burning occurs with palpitations or is separate but this can be worked up with cardiac evaluation ...Read more

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Should I be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

Should I be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Will chest pain and heart palpitations kill you?

Will chest pain and heart palpitations kill you?

Absolutely: Probably some of the most common immediate causes of death when they are generated through cardiac ischemia or represent malignant arrhythmias. Not all types of chest pain or palpitations are life threatening, since chest pain is not always heart related and palpitations are most of the time benign. Such symptoms should be taken seriously until workup is completed. ...Read more

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Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations and chest tightness that occur after drinking caffiene dangerous?

Are heart palpitations and chest tightness that occur after drinking caffiene dangerous?

It may be: We can not say, it depends on how fast your heart rate is and if the rhythm is regular or irregular
caffeine has stimulant effect on heart rate bur chest tightness is unusual
you should have it checked by your doctor and may need an ekg to check the rhythm and blood test to rule out overactive thyroid as well. ...Read more

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I have had the following symptoms for 1 month: - Chest Pain in Central-Left Region - Heart Palpitations - Dizziness - Nausea Suggestions?

I have had the following symptoms for 1 month: - Chest Pain in Central-Left Region - Heart Palpitations - Dizziness - Nausea Suggestions?

SEE A DOCTOR: If you are having these symptoms now, seek IMMEDIATE emergency medical attention. If you are not currently having any of these symptoms or any shortness of breath or severe weakness, then schedule an appointment with your PCP or a Cardiologist ASAP. These are symptoms that can signify a very serious cardiac condition that may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

I have a constant pain in my upper left side that radiates from my chest to my wrist. Sometimes my heart palpitations it takes my breath. Any idea?

Chest pain: Absent further information such as age, comorbid conditions etc the best suggestion is to assume the worst and seek medical evaluation ASAP ...Read more

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Regularly have heart palpitations and chest pain. Ecg was normal as I was not having palpitations at the time. Bloods all clear. What could this be?

Regularly have heart palpitations and chest pain. Ecg was normal as I was not having palpitations at the time. Bloods all clear. What could this be?

Palps: There are many causes of palpitations that are benign. Sometimes the ECG and bloods do not detect them. When they are really bothersome, there is a device that may be worn for a longer time, called an event monitor, that may be useful. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation, heart palpitations, stress related issues with studies. Can't sleep during nights, having chest pains, feeling restless.

Chronic constipation, heart palpitations, stress related issues with studies. Can't sleep during nights, having chest pains, feeling restless.

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be either life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help from a certified sleep specialist. ...Read more

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24 wk pregnant, pains on/off in centre& left side of chest, heart palpitations. Have been coughing up phlem as of this morning. Heartrate 41 now 88?

24 wk pregnant, pains on/off in centre& left side of chest, heart palpitations. Have been coughing up phlem as of this morning. Heartrate 41 now 88?

Watch for pneumonia: Most likely a cold but with increased heart rate and a productive cough and chest pain the chief concern is pneumonia. Take your temperature.--if elevated or if phlegm has yellow or green color or pain persists see your md to be certain that there is no infection. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with atherosclerosis also with benign heart palpitations after wearing a heart monitor for 24 hours, my question is why when I bend over picking something up out of the floor or tying my shoes do I then have flip-flops in my chest?

I was diagnosed with atherosclerosis also with benign heart palpitations after wearing a heart monitor for 24 hours, my question is why when I bend over picking something up out of the floor or tying my shoes do I then have flip-flops in my chest?

When you bend over: Or increase the pressure inside your chest, you impede the return of blood to your heart and reduce the volume in the pump this can trigger extra heart beats or just make you more aware of heart beats when it refills with reduction in the pressure. This is physiological and unlikely to represent anything to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Generic symptoms: Palpitations is a very non specific or generic symptom which means anything in theory cause it. Whether the palpitations are something pathologic like an abnormal heart rhythm requires more careful evaluation by your doctors. ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations and tightness in left side of chest. What could this be?

Having heart palpitations and tightness in left side of chest. What could this be?

Likely Anxiety: At your age, i'd consider it as anxiety. Unless you are at high risk of suffering from heart attack. Family history of sudden deaths from heart disease, obesity, cholesterol problems, diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases can all increase the likelihood of heart disease even in young people like you...Being physically active and healthy food habits are to be followed on a regular basis. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago, but I have my ovaries, recently I have experienced chest pain, and rapid heart palpitations, is that normal?

Chest Pain: It is never normal to have chest pain and palpitations. A better question may be whether or not it is serious or not. I would recommend to anyone that is having new onset of chest pain and palpitations to be seen and evaluated as soon as possible. It is very unlikely that your hysterectomy had anything to do with these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had heart palpitations and a "lump" feeling in my chest on and off since yesterday. Can I avoid the ER or is that my only option? Female 45

I have had heart palpitations and a "lump" feeling in my chest on and off since yesterday. Can I avoid the ER or is that my only option? Female 45

ERs routinely most $: Yet lowest quality of services for large variety of reasons. Only option? Never, unless choose to not see many others. Palpitations typically ~70% changes in heart rhythm (typically early beast followed by normal timing stronger beat which is felt) & ~30% not heart. "Lump" (I presume) = a sensation, not physically felt mass. I have answered hundreds of questions about preventing artery/heart Ds. ...Read more

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I have electric shocks going thru my chest & neck every hour, heart palpitations, fatigue, cold sweats & unexplained crying outbursts lately?

I have electric shocks going thru my chest & neck every hour, heart palpitations, fatigue, cold sweats & unexplained crying outbursts lately?

Anxiety attacks: More history is need for better evaluation but sounds like an anxiety related attacks. Due to their severity and frequency, I would recommend that you consult your primary physician at the earliest for a thorough assessment, some needed tests (mainly to rule out remotely possible medical conditions) and medication help as deemed appropriate to relieve symptoms and make you functional. ...Read more

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I have history with anxiety attacks, depression and ocd. Can having anxiety give you chest pains or heart palpitations? I've had them all day today

I have history with anxiety attacks, depression and ocd. Can having anxiety give you chest pains or heart palpitations? I've had them all day today

Anxiety can: Trigger chest pains and other symptoms. It is important that you see your doc to rule out medical condtions. After that, please see a mental health professional to learn strategies to manage your anxiety. A self-help technique found at www. Relaxationresponse. Org. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations weird feeling in chest leg tingling and frequent crying midst of exam prep holidays. Fear it might hpn agn. Had to drop exams. Help?

Heart palpitations weird feeling in chest leg tingling and frequent crying midst of exam prep holidays. Fear it might hpn agn. Had to drop exams. Help?

Anxiety: Obviously you are very anxious and this is leading to tachycardia (with palpitation) and perhaps hyperventilation (with tingling) try to find a quiet place and do relaxation techniques: take a slow deep breath over several seconds, hold it for 7 seconds then exhale slowly through your mouth over 5-7 min while listening to your breath as you exhale, do it for 10 min every hour until you relaxed ...Read more

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Stopped taking Macrobid 5 weeks ago. Experiencing chest tightness and heart palpitations ever since. Echo and 48hr holter results are normal. What now?

Stopped taking Macrobid 5 weeks ago. Experiencing chest tightness and heart palpitations ever since. Echo and 48hr holter results are normal. What now?

Mgt: If the Macrobid was to treat a respiratory infection, you may have developed respiratory tract bronchial reactivity. Please discuss a lung function test with your physician. Do you have a history of smoking? ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more